Unlike other gender texts, Psychology of Gender focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions.The book includes research and discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health–areas that are central to students' lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduate/graduate-level gender-focused courses in a variety of departments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methods and History of Gender Research
Chapter 3: Gender-Role Attitudes
Chapter 4: Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations
Chapter 5: Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory
Chapter 6: Achievement
Chapter 7: Communication
Chapter 8: Friendship
Chapter 9: Romantic Relationships
Chapter 10: Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations
Chapter 11: Relationships and Health
Chapter 12: Paid Worker Role and Health
Chapter 13: Mental Health
Vicki S. Helgeson, accomplished scholar and teacher from Carnegie Mellon University, draws from research in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health to explore the roles that society has assigned to men and women. Other variables, such as sex, status, and gender-related traits, are addressed and contribute to the understanding of the individual in the social context in this exciting edition.
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